Women's Leadership Conference

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 5 to 8 p.m.
Gillmor Student Center gym at Tiffin University

Keynote speakers: Ann Gaffigan and Dr. Anne Shadle

New Decade – New You: Strategies for Maximum Wellness and Productivity

Two former professional athletes will conduct a workshop on sustaining a healthy lifestyle and achieving peak performance levels in work, home and life. Delivered by a sport psychologist who works with Olympic gold medalists and a successful entrepreneur, the workshop will provide methods to help you push through any obstacle and perform beyond expectations. The focus on unwavering perseverance and the triad of a balanced body, mind and spirit will help you to potentially make 2020 a banner year for achieving your personal and professional goals.

For more information: Vickie Wilkins, wilkinsvm@tiffin.edu

Event Registration

Reservations are required to be a part of the event.

LIMITED SEATING: The event is open to the first 100 students and 100 professionals who register and will fill to capacity.

Professionals $10 per person

Students Free (must be a current TU student)

Please complete the registration form listed below.


Event Agenda

5:00 p.m. – Participants arrive – salad dinner buffet, networking and raffle baskets
5:30 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions – Ms. Claire Johansen, Tiffin University Board of Trustee Chair
5:40 p.m. – “Each One, Reach One” award presentation – Ms. Alfreeda Goff, Executive Search Associate - Spelman Johnson
5:50 p.m. – Introduction of Workshop Leaders– Ann Gaffigan and Dr. Anne Shadle
5:55 p.m. – Workshop Begins

6:40 p.m. – Personal Wellness Report, Dr. Lillian Schumacher, Tiffin University President

6:50 p.m. – Workshop Continues
7:50 p.m. – Workshop ends, raffle baskets drawn

Sponsorship Opportunities

Traditionally, over 200 individuals male and female students, alumni and community leaders from all sectors of business and government participated in this community event focusing on leadership development. In order to maintain the event, sponsorship is requested to offset related expenses.

Please consider a sponsorship for the 2020 Women’s Leadership Seminar through monetary donations or a gift in kind.

To sponsor this event or for more information please contact: Rahat Ahmed, ahmedr@tiffin.edu, Dr. Bonnie Tiell, btiell@tiffin.edu or Vickie Wilkins, wilkinsvm@tiffin.edu.

Title Sponsor - $5,000
Includes exclusive rights to identify name of your organization with the event; logo on participant giveaways; program recognition; opportunity to address conference attendees; website presence

Reception Sponsor - $3,000
Includes signage on food and beverage tables, program recognition and verbal recognition

Corporate Sponsor - $1,000
Includes program recognition and verbal recognition

Breakout Sponsor - $500
Includes verbal recognition prior to the session

Student Sponsor - $10
Sponsor a student(s) to attend this event.

Gift in Kind | Door prizes, participant gift bags, etc.
Includes program recognition

Each One, Reach One Award

The Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference is intended to be a driving force for ambitious women who realize the power of networking, embrace life‐long learning, and are seeking higher levels of achievement in their personal and professional lives. The conference is open to Tiffin University students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as individuals from and surrounding communities.

The “Each One, Reach One” award is presented to a TU alumni, a community member and faculty/staff member with these qualifications:

  • Committed to inspiring others through service, education, teamwork, and compassion.
  • Demonstrated volunteer service to their community and society.
  • Able to receive the award at the conference, barring any extenuating circumstances.

Each One, Reach One Winner 2014: Alfreeda Goff
Each One, Reach One Winners 2015: Jenna White, Lauren Caminiti, Hayley Coppola
Each One, Reach One Winners 2017: Jill Gosche, Melissa Coe, JoElle Hall
Each One, Reach One Winners 2018: Dr. Bonnie Tiell, Marti Jerew, Pat DeMonte

Each One, Reach One Winners 2019: Susan Bowers, Marcia Miller, Elizabeth Thuning, Nancy Sullivan

2020 Each One, Reach One Award Recipient – Lynn Detterman, President & CEO of Mercy Hospital

Keynote Speakers

Ann Gaffigan- Gaffigan set the American record at the 2004 Olympic trials in the Steeple Chase. The only problem is that the event didn’t become an Olympic sport for women until four years later. After retiring as a professional athlete in 2008, Gaffigan was asked to serve on the Athlete’s Advisory Committee (AAC) for USA Track and Field. As an executive board member, Gaffigan currently serves as secretary for the ACC.
After retiring as a professional athlete, Gaffigan started and ran her own technology company for twelve years before becoming the Chief Technology Officer and a partner for National Land Realty. Gaffigan was a broadcaster (color analyst) for four consecutive Kansas Relays and is a motivational speaker for organizations, conferences, and chapters of Girls Inc. from California to Indiana. As a mom, executive, and entrepreneur, Gaffigan is actively involved in her community in Kansas City, especially with non-profit organizations that empower girls and women such as “Girls Who Code” and “WIN for KC.”

Dr. Anne Shadle – Dr. Anne Shadle, a former professional athlete, is the president-appointed committee chair for psychological services for USA Track and Field (USATF). Currently based in Dayton, Ohio, she is also a member of the USATF Athlete Advisory Committee and the USOC's Sport Psychology registry as a certified consultant in Sport Psychology (CMPC). Clients include the International Association of Athletics Federation, USATF, USA Baseball, and the United States Airforce Department of Aeromedical Human Performance.
Shadle is credited as one of the industry’s preeminent sports psychologists for athletic development and human performance. Key research addresses key factors beyond talent, physical ability and technical training that impacts athletes’ success. She advocates the importance of emotional and mental traits critical to peak performance such as intrinsic motivation, the ability to self-regulate, sustained grit and perseverance, and a support system filled with positive relationships.

Special Guest

Alfreeda Goff – One of the most highly respected women in intercollegiate athletics, is an associate for Spelman Johnson, a consulting and search firm for higher education. Goff retired in 2015 after 17 years at the Horizon League where she served as senior associate commissioner and chief of staff. Prior to the Horizon League, she served as the Director of Athletics at Virginia State University and as an administrator and track coach at the University of Pittsburgh.